RZA Preps New Film, “Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix” [With Video]

For more than a decade, The RZA has proven himself as an innovator. From his production style to last year’s philosophical manual, The Tao of Wu, the Wu-Tang Clan founder is known for breaking down hip-hop’s barriers. Now, as he readies his directorial debut Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix (watch the trailer below), he’s functioning outside of the box once again.

According to slashfilm.com the film, which a has been in the works for years, is a martial arts flick in the same vein as the old kung-fu movies that Bobby Digital is known for sampling in his music. The Abbot serves as the movie’s writer, director and star, as well as executive producer along with Hostel director Eli Roth. The movie will also star kung-fu vet Robert Tai and will feature music from Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

Currently, the timetable for the release of Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix is unclear, as the Rza is also working on his other kung-fu film, The Man With the Iron Fist set to hit theaters in 2011. The Shaolin rep will star in the Universal picture, for which he also serves as co-writer and director.

RZA will next appear in Due Date, a comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, due out November 5 of this year. —Adam Fleischer

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  • DownSouth

    Bobby getting them movie gigs. That’s whazzup. I wish that Bobby Digital would have came out.

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    Damn that ish looks official, I’ma have to check it out

  • Face Phoenix

    Of course this wouldn’t be a big budget affair but maybe that is why I just got to check it out. After watching Black Dynamite, I am pretty open to see what can be done when you have to use the resources at hand. Robert Townsend did it with “Hollywood Shuffle” as well as Robert Rodriguez with El Mariachi so maybe RZA might pull out a low budget gem… Michael Jai White did.

  • Jack Devereux

    I know this is off topic but what are the top 5 best Mobb Deep songs?

    • HotelForst

      What Nicca? Rza on some next level shit and you asked what nicca? I know nicca. Here it is nicca.

      1. My blood is no good and it stings
      2. We ain’t as good as Nas but we rap anyway
      3. We five foot three ya’ll
      4. Damn we hate that nigga Drake
      5. I blog from Jail. When Big Homie lets me.

      • Worldizmine

        LOL!
        Yo you forgot (I am only tuff when I am drunk!)